Naples Winter Wine Festival
Wendy continues her work with charities that support abused women and children as well as children with disabilities, such the Naples Winter Wine Festival and the SW Florida Food and Wine Fest for which she has created, scarves, umbrellas, leggings and kimonos for their very special donors.
Wendy had the pleasure of meeting Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d/Yquem wineries at the Naples Winter Wine festival as she wore her own creations of leggings and silk scarf created from photographs of the bottles and labels of his winery.
"Please accept our deepest gratitude for your donation of the exquisitely designed scarf for the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The uniquely beautiful one-of-a-kind piece was a lovely addition to the patron gift bags!
We are certain that the patrons will enjoy wearing your gorgeous and timeless 'piece of art' for many years to come. We deeply appreciate your generosity and support."
The Sunshine Team
Naples Winter Wine Festival
Oliver Krug of Krug Champagne, France, graciously modeling the Wendy Newman Designs Signature Scarf of the festival. Wendy also created a scarf exclusively for his winery.
The Limited Edition, Chow Chow scarf, created by Asheville photographer/fashion designer, Wendy Newman, starts with her original photographs of 38 vegetables (Look closely and find the cabbage, garlic, onions, okra, peppers, squash blossoms, radicchio, rosemary, artichokes, carrots and more) that can create the piquant slaw. She then deconstructs the photos and re images them into mandalas (an ancient Tibetan art form, using a multi-layering process, taking up to 10 hours per mandala) and then collages them onto silk and other fabrics which are then made into scarves, leggings, kimonos, and reverse/hands free umbrellas, all available at the Chow Chow Makers Market and
The perfect accessory and memory of Chow Chow.
100% Pure Silk and hand rolled hem Only $139.00 and it goes to a great cause.
Wendy will be donating all profits from the“Chow Chow” scarf to Haywood Street Downtown Welcome Table where our community members in need can find food, dignity and nourishment for the soul.” Link: haywoodstreet.org/downtown-welcome-table
SWFL Children’s Charities is dedicated
to saving children’s lives by
supporting the region’s growing
pediatric health care system. SWFL
Children’s Charities has raised $18.7
million to local pediatric health care
initiatives over the past nine years
making it the most successful
fundraising event in Lee County and
one of the top-grossing wine fests in
the country. To read the full
article click HERE. Learn more about
the event by visiting the SWFL
Children's Charities website HERE.
"Wendy spent hundreds of hours
creating a one-of-a-kind silk scarf,
umbrella, kimono and leggings, for
the fundraiser using her widely
sought-after mandala designs."
A magical event at the Diana
Wortham Theater with wine, food and
a magic act, where scarves were
pulled out of a hat, in celebration and
appreciation for all those who gave to
the Next Stage Campaign. The scarf
was created specifically for this
event and boasts all the Diana
Wortham acts in mandala form.
WND is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 61st Annual Vizcaya Ball - a benefit for the protection and preservation of the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
This years scarf and umbrella (pictured above) features all the statues found around the gardens infused on silk charmeuse to the theme of "Night of a Thousand Stars." (This piece took Wendy over 60 hours to create!)
“For 3 years the Preservation Society
of Asheville and Buncombe County
has benefitted from the generosity
and talent of Wendy Newman
Designs. This year our sponsors
received The hands free, reverse
technology, umbrella featuring
mandalas of historic buildings in
downtown. They were so impressed
and thrilled to have such a special
gift- thank you Wendy!”